Sketches

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Kasteel



The castle of Amstenrade, a few hundred meters from my house. I made this drawing before I returned home after work. While I was drawing this scene a member of the family (yes, the castle is still inhabited by a count) came around to warn me that I had to be careful because I was standing in the middle of driveway. I did. Well, I assume in reality she was just curious what I was doing....... ;)
Schets van ons kasteel; dat van Amstenrade dus. Terwijl ik de tekening in inkt zette, kwam een lid van de familie van de graaf kijken wat ik daar stond te doen. Op dat moment stond ik in het midden van de inrit, en dat is nou niet de meest veilige plek. Je moet soms wat risico nemen voor een mooie prent.

10 comments:

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

Zeg, mooi huis(je) heb jij , Rene! ("Schets van ons kasteel")
:)

Rene Fijten said...

Ik bedoel natuurlijk het kasteel van mijn dorp...... Mijn familie is er ook (indirect) mee verbonden, een aantal familieverhalen hebben te maken met het kasteel en de directe omgeving. Dus ja, ook wel een beetje ons kasteel.

Beá Meira said...

Some times we are blind for the every day landscapes. It is not easy to do so well!

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Grappig dat je die nog nooit gedaan had.

benjamin j. said...

Great drawing, hilarious that one of the family came out. Did they ask to see your work?
Well keep the great feeds comming
Ben

Rene Fijten said...

Bea, Geert-jan, you are both very right. It's also that you don't draw it because there is no necessity, the scene will be available for drawing next year. But when I am on a trip somewhere else, I never know if I will be there a next time.

Rene Fijten said...

Benjamin, the story gets better: she knew about my drawings, a foreign contact had send her my earlier castle drawing (probably from Urban sketchers), and she thought it was made by an American on holiday or something. Much to her surprise I could show her the original in the sketchbook I always carry around.

Benjamin J. Melgares said...

That's stupendous. I'm sure she was a little breath taken to actually meet the artist and see the original. It's very rare that someone shares a picture online and one day the artist is blocking your grand entrance :b

Stick to being an artist/architect I'm sure your much better at it then a road block... Hehe

Benjamin

RobCarey said...

Rene,
I am sorry I have been so preoccupied with moving this last month I have not seen all of the amazing sketches you have been drawing. I was thinking it would be nice for you to publish a book of your sketches, and I would love to be one of your first customers. Any chance you'll do that? -Rob

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks for visiting Rob, you don't have to excuse yourself, going through these changes is always time and energy consuming. I was even surprised to see these fantastic new drawings from your hand.
I have been thinking of publishing a book, but haven't found the time yet. I am spending too much time in front of laptops instead of drawing anyway. Maybe I will after the holiday season.